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  • Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says he's cautiously more optimistic about the Ebola situation in the U.S.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:24 pm
  • U.S. expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

    WASHINGTON – Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation's defenses again ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Tech in the classroom promising, Lincoln Elementary officials report

    DeKALB – Putting mobile computers in students’ hands has taught DeKalb School District 428 those students and their teachers an important lesson: Be f ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • GOP governors don’t see ‘Obamacare’ going away

    WASHINGTON – While Republicans in Congress shout, “Repeal Obamacare,” GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law’s major Medicaid expa ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Illinois governor candidates, Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner, spar on finance, jobs

    CHICAGO – Locked in a neck-and-neck contest ahead of November, Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner sparred on jobs, Illinois' financ ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Obama casts his vote early in Chicago

    CHICAGO – President Barack Obama has cast his vote early for the 2014 midterm elections.Obama voted ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • White House: Nazis shouldn’t get Social Security

    WASHINGTON – Former Nazis should not be getting the Social Security benefits they are receiving as they age overseas, the White House said Monday, res ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Illinois voters to face a rare 5 ballot questions

    CHICAGO – When Illinois voters cast ballots for the November election, they will have a rare opportunity to weigh in on nearly half a dozen hot-button ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Early voting starts today

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb resident Patricia McKinley has been closely following the county clerk and recorder’s race and the attorney general race for this ye ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 2:26 pm
  • Genoa Township voters to be asked about corruption measure

    GENOA – Genoa Township voters will take a stance on limiting money’s influence on politics Nov. 4 as part of a national organization’s anti-corruption ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 10:51 pm
  • Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the midterm ca ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Illinois voters to face a rare 5 ballot questions

    CHICAGO – When Illinois voters cast ballots for the November election, they will have a rare opportunity to weigh in on nearly half a dozen hot-button ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Another year, another small Social Security bump

    WASHINGTON – For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was t ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Iraq lawmakers approve interior, defense ministers

    BAGHDAD – Iraqi lawmakers approved Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s remaining Cabinet nominees on Saturday, including for the critical defense and int ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:41 pm
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